Nature vs Nurture

Throughout the studies that we watched in class, I interpreted the “Nature vs Nurture” debate as two components that form and affect humans. “Nature” is the base of humans which all differ depending on their genes. For example, humans can’t chose their own gender, height and all other things effected by their genes. However, “Nurture” is something where people influence others intentionally. In some cases, people forcefully push their own perspectives against others which result in both positives and negatives. For example in the Cambridge study, the scientists tested how adults react differently against babies depending on their gender. The adults offered pink and “girl” toys to the baby in the pink shirt and offered trucks and “boy” toys to the baby in the blue shirt. Adults offered toys that match their gender assuming that they would enjoy the toy.

Goji Berry


In  a Goji Berry their are over 100 types of vitamins contained. It also comprises of many nutrients, such as protein, fat, carbohydrates, sugar and calcium but, goji berry contains Vitamin A the most. It contains 14.26g of protein, 0.39g of fat, 77.06g of carbohydrates, 190g of calcium and 26822 IU of vitamin A per 100g. We need these nutrients to keep our body functioned. Protein will help your body repair and build new muscles. Fat will help store energy that you didn’t use. Carbohydrate is instant energy but if you don’t use the same a mount of carbohydrates that you ate, it will turn into fat so you should at least use your body for 30 to 60 minutes. Calcium helps your bones, nails, and teeth to grow and build. Vitamin A improves our sight, skin and it helps protect your body from cancer.

What it does to our body and the negative part

Goji berry can help increases your athletic performance, quality of sleep, focus, calmness and it would slower your ageing . Goji berry is used in for Chinese medicines for 3000 years and in China it used to be very precious . If you eat a lot of  goji berries, it means that you are also taking a lot of Vitamin A into your body. Too much Vitamin A could cause headaches, dried skin, cracked lips and it will weaken your bones.


To get the same amount of vitamins as 100g of goji berry you need to eat at least 2 raw chicken livers. 2 Chicken livers contains, 32g of protein, 9g of fat, 1.4g of carbohydrate, 16g of calcium and 22200 IU of vitamin a. Compared to a goji berry it has a close amount of vitamin A, but it has a lot more protein, and fat. There are less carbohydrates and calcium. The amount of vitamin a would be balanced but the other nutrients are not balanced too much of these nutrients wouldn’t cause negatives on your body. I think the goji berry would be better because there are less calcium and carbohydrates is 2 chicken livers. If there isn’t enough calcium and carbohydrates your bones wouldn’t grow and you wouldn’t have enough energy for the day.


When people hear the word “super food” they think of a positive image but it might not be. If you have problems with headaches you wouldn’t eat goji berries, you would eat spinach or cherries. When you have a problem with something, you cannot expect any  super food will help you with that problem on your body, you have to choose which super food is needed. Also, too much super food is also not good for your body. It could make your body condition worse.


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We need child labor for the economic growth. People have a bad image on child labor but In my factory all of the children are filled with smiles. Their laughter fills the whole factory with a good mood. The kids enjoy working in my factory and they beg me to work longer. We treat them with all of our love and respect. When they ask for help we help them out and when we need help they help us out. They get enough time to rest, eat and learn all about the important information of the factory. They get 3 meals a day and they get at least hours of sleep everyday.

Iphone 6


We use technology everyday and one of the most popular technology is the iPhone 6. I have researched the materials used in the iPhone 6. There are many materials used, such as the 3 T’s ;Tin, Tungsten and Tantalum. Tin is used to create the screen and to make it able to function and touch the screen. Tin’s symbol in the periodic table is, Sn and the atomic number is 50. Tin is used to let electricity through the iPhone easier and it is mainly mined in Congo. Tungsten’s symbol in the periodic table is W and the atomic number is 74 and it makes the iPhone vibrate. Tantalum’s symbol on the periodic table is Ta and the atomic number is 73. Tantalum stores electricity and if tantalum was not used, the iPhone 6 would be mute and silent. Tantalum and Tungsten is used inside the iPhone 6. Gold is the most expensive and valuable material in the iPhone 6 becuase, Gold connects the wires and coats them.




Lots of materials are mined from Eastern Congo, South Africa, Australia, Chile and Peru. Armed groups make millions of dollars every year selling these materials and they use the money on weapons. Using these technology that contains those materials mined from countries above is not a good idea becuase, as we buy these technology, mainly Eastern Congo gains money and they buy weapons with the money. If we stop buying technology that contains materials that are mined from the countries above, there will be less weapons produced.



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I chose my cousin for my art piece. He is a Waseda University student. I chose him because we don’t meet each other quite often but it is one of my favorite things to talk to him and play with him. He is important to me because he is my cousin and because he makes me laugh when I am sad or when I am crying. I showed his emotion and feeling with his facial expression, colour and objects. He is a hard worker so I drew him so he has a tense face. He is very strict to his self but very nice to others so I had dark colour show how strict he is  and light colours to show how nice he is.

The elements in my painting were colour, facial expression and objects. The style that I used was from Jean Michel Basquiat. Jean Michel Basquiat uses lines and it looks abstract but it has a meaning in it. I was influenced by this style because the face looked intense just like my cousin. Jean Michel Basquiat uses many colours but it is all connected. I chose to put in pencils and erasers because he works a lot and, for me pencils and erasers is a symbol for work and homework.  He has a intense face. When you work hard, you will have a intense face and the intense face is a symbol for hard working. All of the colours expresses himself. I mainly put in dark colours also show that he is very serious. I put in light colours everywhere so that it can show that he is nice anytime. Even when he is mad or he is serious.

I chose branches for my symbol


I think that branches represent a signal because when cherry blossoms sprouts, it tells us that it is spring. It can represent life too because flowers sprouts from branches. It can represent help too. Branches helps trees to make it outstanding and beautiful.


Tsuchiningyo paformance


My focus point was the D section. The D section was hard to remember and some notes were skipped so I couldn’t play smoothly. I think that I improve because I remembered the whole piece but I made some mistakes and I got confused. I was not prepared because I did not practice that much at my house and I only went to the lunch on Fridays. I think looking at the music sheet and playing it in my head worked best for me because I did this during lunch time without using a koto and I looked at the music sheet until it was our turn to play. I could of practice more at my house and I could of went to the lunch practices more often. should of remembered the piece and made it better so I know that I can play good and smoothly. I could of played better if I was not worried so next time I will have confidence in myself by remembering the whole piece faster and getting used to playing without the music sheet. I think that we did well as a group. We were matched but sometimes we were to fast or to slow. Individually, I won’t say that I played good because I forgot to play some parts and I should of relaxed. I think that I reached my goals to remember most of the piece. I think that I did good at playing in a steady beat. Next time I will work on remembering and even our team mates or I makes a mistake, just keep on going.

Tsuchiningyo 3 Parts Practice

In music we are doing a piece called tsuchiningyo. We still have lots of parts to improve so we needed to chose 3 parts that we are going to practice a lot individually. I chose the 3rd page line 3, 4, 5. I am going to practice by separating the lines into little parts. The first time I will do it in slow tempo so I know where to I should work hard in the 3 lines. I chose line 5. In line 5,  sha sha ten happens a lot than an shan ten happens with a different note so first I will practice that part. Second I noticed that I need to work on my tempo because I somehow change my tempo during the piece when I am not supposed to so I will practice keeping the same tempo. And last, I will practice the shan ten. My shan ten is not that smooth in this peace, shan ten and sha sha ten happens a lot so I would like to master it.